This Kangxi period bamboo libation cup is carved in the shape of an open flower calyx born from a neat stem visible at the underside. The exterior and underside are carved in high relief with blossoming magnolia tree branches. The inside shows black lacquer remnants and most appealing are the many incorporated knot-holes that together with the reddish patina round off this expressive vessel.
Shape: floral libation cup shape
Dimensions: height is 12.5 cm, diameter is 11.5 cm
Weight: 180 grams
Condition: very good condition with expressive patina and usual signs of age and use
Provenance: American private collection
Auction results comparison: For another libation cup carved from bamboo and of comparable quality, size and dating to the same period see Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 10 May 2011, lot 17.
尺寸：高12.5 厘米，直徑 11.5 厘米